BA (Hons) in English Language & Literature and BEd (Hons) in English Language Teaching is a five-year full-time programme. It provides thorough preparation in two distinct disciplines: English Language and Literature and Education Studies. Students who successfully complete the programme will hold a recognised teaching qualification that meets the Government’s requirements for professional English language teachers.
The double degree provides in-depth knowledge and understanding of the subject area and, at the same time, prepares students to be professionally qualified English language teachers. This arrangement ensures a close association between the development of subject knowledge and the practice of teaching. Places are available for Primary Teaching and Secondary Teaching.
The Double Degree also gives access to a wide range of career opportunities, both within and outside teaching. It offers an excellent grounding for many career routes which draw on the in-depth study of the subject and the organisational, interpersonal and professional skills which are the characteristics of a qualified teacher.
Students who successfully complete the programme will hold a recognised teaching qualification that meets the Government′s requirements for professional English language teachers.
During the flow of their studies, students will undertake periods of school experience and teaching practice. In the summer preceding Year 3 they will embark on an overseas immersion programme, designed to enhance and expand their learning in an intensely English-speaking environment, for 6-8 weeks.
Programme Details: http://baengbed.hkbu.edu.hk/#home
The objectives of the English Language and Literature Major Programme are necessarily student-centred and designed to educate students who, upon graduation, are:
sufficiently prepared, as well-rounded scholars, to pursue postgraduate study in fields requiring academic and theoretical knowledge of English studies, including, but not limited to, literary analysis and/or linguistics;
prepared to enter a career in education, whether in academia or teaching in the schools;
suitably equipped to enter a wide diversity of professions for which fluency in English, creativity, and critical thinking are required, in fields such as teaching, legal studies, marketing and communication, the arts and media, cultural affairs, the civil service, and business; and
enthusiastic and willing to embrace their roles as citizens of their community, nation, and world; including the obligation, personal and collective, to improve the conditions and prospects of the less fortunate all in a spirit of shared responsibility and goodwill.
The objectives of the Education Major are:
to develop a functional knowledge of psychology, sociology and philosophy that is essential for understanding the aims and the processes of education;
to develop a foundation for pedagogical content knowledge for effective English language teaching;
to develop an essential knowledge for effective functioning within the teaching profession;
to acquire effective strategies for planning, conducting and evaluating English language teaching;
to enhance generic skills to support daily work and professional development;
to demonstrate a reflective and sensitive mind in educational practices and social issues; and
to commit to professional integrity and life-long learning.
This programme has an edge over other similar programmes as it places equal emphasis on English subject knowledge, content knowledge in education, and pedagogical knowledge in English language teaching.
During the five-year programme, students will undertake periods of school experience and supervised teaching practice as well as off-campus learning experiences (such as internship, teaching experience, and overseas exchange).
During the summer preceding Year 3, students will embark upon a 6- to 8-week Overseas Immersion Programme designed to enhance and expand their learning in an English-speaking environment.
Applicants must satisfy both the general university requirements and the special requirements of the programme. For details, please go to http://admissions.hkbu.edu.hk/en/.
The tuition fee of full-time undergraduate programmes for 2021-22 is HK$42,100 for local students and HK$140,000 for non-local students respectively. Fees are to be paid in two equal instalments. (Currency conversion rate: US$1= HK$7.8)
Reasons for Choosing Hong Kong as a Study Destination
1.Be part of the “Chinese Adventure” with a Western heritage
2.Learning Chinese language and culture
3.Exciting and vibrant city with lots to do
4.Many multinational corporations based in Hong Kong
5.Window to China
6.Gateway to Southeast Asia
Features of Social Sciences Faculty, HKBU
Field and Case Study Pedagogy
Small Group Learning
Community and Professional Ties
Social Sciences Common Core
One Semester Off-Campus Programme